Woman found dead near Des Moines identified, man in custody

UPDATE:   The Warren County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a woman, found dead in a home in the Greenfield Plaza neighborhood, just south of the Polk-Warren County line.  Authorities say Mercedes Wathen of Cambridge was found dead in a home at 8603 Warren Drive early Monday morning.

Authorities have taken 18-year-old Jaquarious Scoggins, into custody.   Authorities had referred to Scoggins as a "Person of Interest" in the case.


(WARREN COUNTY, Iowa)  A woman's body was found in a home this morning in a neighborhood just south of the Polk County line, in the Greenfield Plaza neighborhood.     

Authorities are calling the woman's death suspicious.   Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mike Motsinger tells WHO Radio News  Warren County Sheriff's Deputies were called to 8603  Warren Drive around 7:30 this morning.   An autopsy is planned, the woman's name has not been released.

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